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CONFERENCE CONNECTION 12,000 sq. ft. flexible Meeting space for groups up to 700 292 Guestrooms, including 2 Presidential Suites and 4 Executive Suites Warm Doubletree Chocolate Chip Cookie at Check-In Meeting-Focused Complimentary Parking Pet-Friendly 8 blocks from the Virginia Beach oceanfront Upgraded High-Speed Internet Access Kathy Pullem 757-422-8900 to Host 2015 NEC 687781_DoubleTree.indd 1 Halfway between New York and L.A., Minneapolis is far from ordinary. Meet in a city that's cool and warm, laid-back and state-of-the-art, beautiful and booming. Unique meeting venues seriously impress, and affordability and value abound - from transportation to attractions. Sidewalk cafes and shops line downtown's Nicollet Avenue. Nearby fun and entertainment is guaranteed in the Warehouse District, the Hennepin Theatre District and the Mill District. Shop till you drop: enjoy no sales tax on clothing. Outdoor recreation is year-round in the City of Lakes; the Mississippi River plus parks and lakes galore provide a beautiful background for walking or biking. Offering a mix of names you trust and unique spaces, the hotel selection in Downtown Minneapolis has a variety of feels, moods and price points. From business sensibility to historic chic, they offer amenities, luxury and skyway access. And, with more than 6,000 rooms to choose from, there's a hotel perfect for your attendees. 27/03/14 2:11 AM Rated the best airport in the nation and the third best airport in the world by Airports Council International, Minneapolis-St. Paul International (MSP) features top-ofthe-line restaurants, a friendly, clean environment and reliable service. A Delta hub, more than 1,250 flights arrive and depart every day, offering convenience and value that's only 20 minutes from downtown. Experienced Meet Minneapolis staff will help you with all this and more, all for free. Ranked the third best convention and visitors bureau in North America by fellow meeting planners, your successful event is guaranteed. Save the Date! 2015 SGMP NEC & Expo April 28-30, 2015 Hilton Minneapolis For more information, visit or 660374_Fredericksburg.indd 1 17 AM 10/4/13 4:38

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Government Connections - Summer 2014

President’s Letter
Editor’s Letter
Going Places
Get Your Green On
2014 SGMP NEC & Expo Highlights
Conference Connection
Plan Green
Technology for the Meeting Traveler on the Go
Supplier Strategy
Technology Trends
CGMP Corner
National Updates
SGMP Nation
Advertisers’ Index

Government Connections - Summer 2014